November 27, 2011

Three Tiers- Contemporary Cakes and Cupcakes

I was enjoying a lazy day off work last Friday and decided to head out on a bike ride.  Part of the allure of biking, for me at least, is riding to a destination where I can indulge in some type of delectable food and only feel 1/2 the amount of guilt.  It's not easy finding a nice physical activity to indulgent food ration.  So I googled bakeries in my area and found Three Tiers in Bellevue, KY.  Serendipitous for 2 reasons:
1.)Bellevue, KY is one of my favorite neighborhoods and totally bikeable.
2.) Friday was Three Tiers second to last day of operations.   

I rode out the Bellevue/Dayton flood wall and back and then up to Fairfield Avenue to Three Tiers. 

I chose a nice assortment including: cookies  n' cream, chocolate with chocolate ganache, red velvet with raspberry buttercream and white with caramel buttercream.  Didn't want to gorge myself so I decided one healthy bite of each cupcake was the way to go.  Each time I took a bite I proclaimed that particular cupcake to be my favorite. 

The cookies n' cream tasted like an Oreo cookie.  The white cupcake had bits of crushed Oreo cookies throughout and it was topped with a buttercream that mimicked the cream of an Oreo almost exactly.  I liked that this one had some additional texture with the pieces of cookie.  It was topped with a few cookie crumbles as well.
I was so pleasantly surprised by the red velvet with raspberry buttercream.  I don't generally love red velvet cake but the addition of a fruity topping intrigued me.  If I  had to pick a favorite of the bunch it was this one.  One of the best flavor combinations, mostly because raspberry buttercream is a beautiful thing.

Chocolate on chocolate, can't go wrong here.  Three Tiers uses imported Belgian chocolate and I think it really shined through in the quality of this chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate ganache and the tiniest dollop of buttercream.
Last but not least was the white cupcake with caramel buttercream.  Tasted surprisingly like a pancake with syrup.  Not overdone with caramel in the least and the cupcake itself wasn't overpoweringly sweet. 

Best of luck to Three Tiers and their new business venture in Austin, TX.  Now I'm on the hunt for another place to get my cupcake fix.

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